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Kentucky Equine Hospital to Hold Open House July 14

July 03, 2007

A new equine veterinary clinic in Versailles, Ky., will hold its open house Saturday, July 14.

Woodford Equine Hospital, which branched off from Woodford Veterinary Clinic, has completed construction on its surgery suites, indoor working... Read More

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Research... Missing Dollars

July 01, 2007

Leaders in veterinary research and the equine industry should develop policy initiatives that recognize needed changes in the research landscape. Equine medicine remains grossly underfunded. As companion animals, horses receive few government... Read More

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SmartPak Celebrating First Anniversary of Retail Store

June 29, 2007

SmartPak has announced plans for an anniversary celebration at its retail store, which opened its doors on August 1, 2006. The store, located in Natick, Mass., will host special events including free giveaways, raffles, product promotions, and... Read More

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Wisconsin Firefighters Rescue Donkey from Well

June 11, 2007

Firefighters in Plymouth, Wis., used a harness and a tow truck to pull a donkey from an old well Friday after it fell 15 feet. The rescue happened about an hour and a half after the fire department responded to a 10 a.m. call to the home of Francis... Read More

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Massachusetts Trail Ride to Benefit Injured Rider

June 02, 2007

Everything changed in an instant for Montague, Mass., horsewoman Olivia "Pinnie" Sears when a horseback riding accident April 11 on the Montague Plains left her facedown on the ground. Sears sustained numerous injuries when her horse, Julio,... Read More

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Forecasters Project Busy Hurricane Season

May 22, 2007

Hurricane forecasters expect more tropical storms than normal this season, and "it just takes one to make it a bad year," says Conrad Lautenbacher, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

National Weather Service... Read More

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Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum to Celebrate Reopening

May 15, 2007

The doors are opening to the new, state-of-the-art American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, and fans of the breed are cordially invited to walk among legends at the grand opening June 9, 2007.

Visitors have the... Read More

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Group Objecting to Plan to Tranquilize Serbian Horses for Stones Concert

April 18, 2007

Officials in Belgrade are making plans to sedate as many as 300 racehorses during a Rolling Stones concert booked at a racecourse, Reuters... Read More

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NIAA: New Board Members Elected, Retirees Recognized

April 11, 2007

Four industry leaders representing a diverse cross-section of animal agriculture were elected to the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture at the association's annual meeting last week in Sacramento, Calif.... Read More

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Idaho Horseman's Association Seeks More Members

April 07, 2007

The Magic Valley Horseman's Association is trying to revive equestrian activities in Southern Idaho, and as part of that plan is welcoming all breeds of horses.

That means people with everything from Quarter Horses to Arabians and... Read More

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OSU Open House Explores Careers in Veterinary Medicine

April 07, 2007

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, April 14, for students considering careers in veterinary medicine. Visitors will attend information sessions that will introduce career... Read More

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Shock-Absorbing Whips to be Required in U.K. Flat Races

March 31, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) released a statement March 29 praising a new requirement that jockeys in flat races be required to use only shock-absorbing whips. The Horseracing Regulatory Authority's rule wil... Read More

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Vodka-Injection Charges Against Nebraska Vet Dropped

March 30, 2007

Four misdemeanor charges were dropped against a veterinarian accused of injecting horses with vodka to calm them before races after three witnesses scheduled to testify couldn't be located.

Jay Stewart, DVM, the former president of the Nebraska... Read More

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Kentucky Barn Fire Kills 7 Horses

March 26, 2007

A barn fire killed seven horses worth more than $1 million, authorities said.

The fire early Friday (March 23) destroyed the 12-stall barn at Hipp Farm, a division of Clifton Farm, in Lexington. Calhoun Clifton, the 23-year-old daughter... Read More

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Dover Saddlery Opening New Virginia Store

March 11, 2007

Dover Saddlery has announced that the Grand Opening of its new Charlottesville, Va., store will take place April 13-15. Equestrians are invited to join in the Grand Opening celebration starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday,... Read More

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Reward Offered in Wild Stallion Shooting

March 11, 2007

A reward is being offered for information in the February shooting of a 9-year-old wild stallion in the Cedar Mountain Herd Management Area in Utah, the federal Bureau of Land Management said.

The black stallion, shot in the hip, was in... Read More

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Essay Contest to Honor America's Favorite Veterinarians

March 09, 2007

Animal owners across the nation can thank an excellent veterinarian through a new program offered by Merial Ltd., Morris Animal Foundation, and BowTie, Inc., honoring America's favorite veterinarian through the "Thank Your Vet for... Read More

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Not Guilty Plea Entered in Montana Horse Starvation Case

March 05, 2007

A Columbia Falls, Mont., woman pleaded not guilty to felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty for the starvation deaths of six horses and severe malnourishment of two others.

Tina Pickton, 32, was arrested Feb. 8 after Flathead... Read More

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NARHA Receives Christopher Reeve Foundation Grant

March 04, 2007

NARHA Receives Christopher Reeve Foundation Grant

The Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) announced today that the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. (NARHA) has been awarded a $5,000 Quality of Life grant. The CRF... Read More

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Rodeo Parade Death: Parents Say Unaware of Rider Age Rule

February 25, 2007

The parents of a 5-year-old girl killed in a rodeo parade were never told there were age limits for children allowed to ride in the event, the child's grandmother says.

Brielle Boisvert's parents, Tom and Linda Donnell Boisvert, are upset a... Read More

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BHS President Pleads for Release of Jailed British Rider

February 21, 2007

Noel Edmonds, president of The British Horse Society, wrote to Indian president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today (Feb. 21) to plead for the release of jailed British horse rider Daniel Robinson.

Robinson, 38, was arrested last October for... Read More

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Mistrial Declared in Horse Dragging Case

February 17, 2007

A judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a Texas man accused of dragging his horse to death, KFDM reported. The jury deliberated for nine hours... Read More

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BLM Reducing Fee for Grazing on Federal Land

February 15, 2007

The fee for grazing livestock on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service is dropping this year, the BLM announced last week.

Effective March 1, the fee will be $1.35 per animal unit month, down from... Read More

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KEEP Designates February as Fundraising and Membership Month

February 04, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has designated February as its fundraising and membership month. The organization hopes to receive funds or pledges totaling $850,000 during the month as well as renew its current memberships of more... Read More

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Department of Agriculture: Horses and Dogs Removed from Ga. Farm

February 02, 2007

Georgia Department of Agriculture staff began removing horses and dogs from a property in Pike County at 10 a.m. this morning out of concern for the animals' health and safety.

The process of removing the animals is continuing. The... Read More